SD News

Lane Shift on I-229 Begins Monday

On Monday, April 23, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin repairing the bridge curb on the 10th Street overpass over Interstate 229 in Sioux Falls.

Four Finalists Named for USD Presidency

The South Dakota Board of Regents announced today four candidates who are finalists to become the next president at the University of South Dakota.

Highway 18 Reconstruction to Begin

South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say the reconstruction of Highway 18 between highways 81 and 19 in the southeast part of the state will begin on April 24, 2018.

?70s Celebration! Event at Cultural Heritage Center on May 12

It is time to dust off your mood ring, put on your smiley face and dig that lime green leisure suit out of your closet for the next big event at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre! The ?70s Celebration! will be held from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. CDT on Saturday, May 12.

Governor's Column: Celebrating South Dakota?s Conservationists

In South Dakota, we are fortunate to live on a landscape managed by dedicated farming and ranching families. For generations, they?ve known that their livelihoods depend on being good stewards of soil, water, livestock and wildlife.

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Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak at the 2018 Associated School Board?s Academic Excellence Recognition Luncheon at the Ramkota in Pierre.

Exit 1 Bridge Repair Work on Interstate 29

South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say bridge repair work on Interstate 29 at Exit 1 in North Sioux City will begin the week of April 30, 2018.

State?s SBVI Division Holding Public Forum

The South Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired (SBVI) will be holding a public forum on April 27.


In 2017, visitor spending in South Dakota reached $3.85 billion, resulting in $2.59 billion in GDP and more than $290 million in state and local tax revenue. It was the eighth straight year of record growth in the state. A recent analysis shows that more than half of the counties in South Dakota saw an increase in visitor spending over 2016.

GFP Crews Tagging Walleyes in Western Reservoirs

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP), in conjunction with South Dakota State University, is tagging walleyes in Angostura, Belle Fourche and Shadehill reservoirs this April.

GFP Commission Proposes Snaring and Trapping Changes

A proposal from the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission would require individuals who trap or snare on public lands and improved road rights-of-way to mark their equipment with their name and address or a personal identification number.